Biodiversity and ecosystem services have a key role and potential in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Sustainable development policies and actions need to be even more emphasized in the light of climate change.
SwedBio’s Climate Change theme contributes to equitable ecosystem governance and management that supports sustainable livelihoods as well as adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction related to climate change, through analysis and measures related to resilience and social-ecological systems.
SwedBio brings together different actors, including practitioners and experts, who work locally, nationally, regionally, and globally to understand and recognise the need for nature-based solutions, and in particular ecosystem-based approaches to climate change.
Nature-based solutions are important for all aspects of sustainable development and combine biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource management with a view to addressing many social and environmental challenges including climate change and its impacts. Nature-based solutions include ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and disaster risk reduction, which SwedBio highlights their importance through its partners and policy work.
In this theme, SwedBio contributes directly to a number of global policy fora, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).